The director, Stig Björkman, and Isabella Rossellini will be present and participate in a Q & A session following the screening.
Directed by Stig Björkman (Sweden, 2015). Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words/Jag är Ingrid combines excerpts from Bergman’s personal letters and diaries (read by Alicia Vikander), interviews with her children (Pia Lindström and Isabella, Ingrid, and Roberto Rossellini) and close friends (including Liv Ullmann and Sigourney Weaver), and film footage shot by Bergman herself to create an incredibly personal portrait of one of the most beloved and celebrated actresses of American cinema.
The documentary provides audiences with a captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable personal and professional life of a young girl who left Sweden for Hollywood and went on to become a three-time Oscar winner. This lovingly crafted film pays tribute to one of Scandinavia’s, and America’s, most enchanting artists. 2015 marks the centenary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth (August 29, 1915) and has brought about a worldwide celebration of her work and her life. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words/Jag är Ingrid is a well-timed celebration of an extraordinary woman.
114 min. | In Swedish and English with English subtitles.
Special thanks to Rialto Pictures.
About the Director
Stig Björkman, born in Sweden in 1938, is a writer, director, and film critic. He has made several films about cinema including …But Film is My Mistress (2010) and Tranceformer – A Portrait of Lars Von Trier (1997). As a writer he has published books of interviews with Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, and Joyce Carol Oates, to name a few.
Between 1964 and 1972, he worked as chief editor for the Swedish film magazine Chaplin and has, over the years, contributed to Cahiers du Cinéma and Sight & Sound. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words was screened in the Cannes Classics section section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
TUE- 11-10-2015 – 7 PM